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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Night Work

The Portland Noise Office has granted Environmental Services a noise variance to allow overnight construction on several streets with high daytime traffic volumes (see map below). The noise variance does not allow construction crews to use saw cutters, back-up beepers or jackhammers after midnight. There will be lights at construction areas and noise from other construction equipment, vehicles and generators during nighttime construction. A hotline number will be advertised prior to night work and answered by on-site city staff. Work in each location may involve daytime construction to complete some steps.

The map below shows locations of green street planters, sewer pipe construction, and areas where night work will occur. Night shifts may not be consecutive.

Lower Powell Night Work

This map is not to scale and is meant to show night work at the general location.

Go to for more information about the Noise Office and requirements for a noise variance.